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Defense

U.S. missile defense site opens in Romania, Russia sees threat

Posted May 13, 2016 by Alison Mutler

A U.S missile defense site in Romania aimed at protecting Europe from ballistic missile threats became operational May 12, angering Russia, which opposes having the advanced military system in its former area of influence.

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Defense

Budget uncertainty threatens readiness, Pentagon spokesman says

Posted May 27, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

Air Force photograph by SrA. Trevor T. McBride Special Tactics Training Squadron airmen from the 24th Special Operations Wing fast rope from a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 4, 2016, during Emerald Warrior 16. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command sponsored mission rehearsal exercise during which joint special…

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Support personnel, F-16s enhance partnership with Poland

Posted June 10, 2016 by SrA. Erin Babis

About 350 personnel are supporting 20 F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the 138th Fighter Wing at Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., as part of bilateral flying training with the Polish Air Force.

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Defense

10 Questions on the F-35A Lightning II

Posted June 22, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Stanley

Air Force photograph by SrA. R. Alex Durbin A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II demonstration aircraft takes off during the AirPower over Hampton Roads Open House at Langley Air Force Base, Va., April 24. The aircraft performed alongside and F-22 Raptor and a P-51 Mustang as part of the Heritage Flight Program, which showcases…

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Lightning over UK: USAF F-35A takes first overseas flight

Posted July 8, 2016 by SSgt. Natasha Stannard

The U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team accomplished the U.S.’ first transatlantic flight in an F-35A Lightning II, with refueling support from a KC-10 Extender, when it touched down at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, June 30, 2016.

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Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

Posted July 22, 2016 by SrA. Hailey Haux

https://www.facebook.com/USairforce/videos/10154956439134989/ The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016. During the 70-minute forum, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answered several questions from…

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Tankers enable long-range bomber capability during Polar Roar

Posted August 5, 2016 by

Air Force photograph A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., receives fuel from a 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., during Polar Roar, a strategic deterrence exercise, in the skies near the North Pole, July 31, 2016. The B-52 received 70 thousand pounds of fuel from the KC-10 during the refueling….

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East Coast training provides joint experience for Army, Air Force

Posted August 19, 2016 by Carolyn Herrick

Approximately 50 Air Force Reserve Airmen from the 943rd Rescue Group deployed for training to the East Coast for joint operations July 31 to Aug 12.

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AF reaches first milestone in acquisition of new ICBM

Posted September 7, 2016 by

The Air Force received approval Aug. 23 for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program to start the next phase of its acquisition effort. With this formal Defense Acquisition System “Milestone A” approval, the GBSD program enters the Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction phase of its effort to replace the aging intercontinental ballistic missile, the LGM-30…

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Navy approves Triton UAS for production

Posted September 23, 2016 by

The Department of the Navy announced the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System received milestone C approval, Sept. 22. This decision by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Honorable Frank Kendall, allows the MQ-4C Triton program to enter into Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP), the first part of the production and deployment phase….

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